Idaho Falls Awarded 2013 State Cup

     Idaho Youth Soccer Association and it's Board of Directors has awarded the hosting rights for the 2013 Idaho State Cup to Idaho Falls. Boise will host in 2014, and Coeur d'Alene will hold the event in 2015  at a fantastic and large new complex currently under construction.

  The vote for the hosting rights came down to a single vote, with Idaho Falls narrowly edging out CDA for the 2013 edition. Winners of the 2013 tournament will then continue to the Region IV Championships in Honolulu, HI, at the acclaimed
Waipio Penninsula Soccer Complex. Winners at the Regional level will fight for a National Championship in Overland Park, KS.

     The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

     The US Youth Soccer National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions for boys and girls teams in multiple age brackets as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions and selected wildcard teams through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues in most age groups are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 age brackets from each regional event will converge in July for the US Youth Soccer National Championships. 

     Annually the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. In 2012, over 600 coaches attended the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships including the majority of the top 25 men's and women's programs based on the final 2011 NSCAA National Rankings for NCAA Division I schools.